Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Starting July 27, Life Time, Chanhassen, Minnesota, began requiring that members at its 150 locations wear masks in common areas and when social distancing is not possible, the company announced. To date, more than 125 of Life Time’s clubs across the country have reopened in some capacity.
Nike is opening a giant €6 million retail store in Paris as it shifts towards a direct-to-consumer model with greater full-price sales. Located on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, one of the world’s most expensive shopping streets, Nike’s House of Innovation is its “most critical” retail project yet, says Cathy Sparks, global vice president and general manager of Nike Direct stores.
We’re living in a time when major corporations are being put on blast – for problematic labor practices, problematic leadership, problematic political affiliations, problematic sustainability practices, you name it. And consumers are increasingly questioning where and how they spend their dollars.
A new guard of beauty brands is using slick packaging and candid messaging to sell products women were once embarrassed to buy. Two years ago, when Jules Miller, the co-founder and chief executive of the Nue Co., a line of vitamin supplements, tried to get her brand on shelves at Barneys New York, a buyer at the store was horrified that Ms. Miller wanted to sell products for bloating and constipation next to high-end skin care and makeup.
The coronavirus pandemic is taking a huge toll on the mental well-being of healthcare workers. The shifts are long, and often, heartbreaking, as medical workers bear witness to the impact of the coronavirus on patients and their families firsthand-while barely getting to see their own families for support along the way.
While “wellness” may be a nebulous concept in the U.S., it’s been on the rise in China both before and during the pandemic. In China, there’s not an all-encompassing “wellness” industry in the way it exists in the U.S.
Despite Pandemic, Boutique Fitness Brand Continues to Draw Entrepreneurs in Masses with Transformative Rowing-based Fitness Concept IRVINE, Calif. (July 22, 2020) – Since 2014, Row House, the leading boutique rowing-based fitness brand, has encouraged people to “pull together.”